Wendewut | Johann Kresnik | 1993

Choreography: Johann Kresnik | Clip length: 0’44 min


“Wendewut”, based on the story of the same name by Günter Gaus, takes stark pictures of the Stasi and the dissolution of the state, and of the supposed charity towards brothers and sisters in the other part of Germany. GDR border guards lead the audience along the red carpet to their seats. On the watchtowers, monitors show the test picture of GDR television. People in grey suits collect potatoes, pour them out again. The workers’ and farmers’ state creates its own employment. Until a chip-eating mob in dirndls and traditional costumes knocks on the dividing wall. – But then the madness really starts. (Irmela Kästner)


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